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  • “Feelings are ok.

    I’m deeply emotional. I feel things so deeply & intimately for myself, for the people in my life & also strangers.

    My empathy runs so deep that I cry hearing peoples’ stories, cringe during awkward moments on tv, feel knots in my stomach over things that have nothing to do with me, & lose sleep because of a bad day someone else had. I just care. I can’t help it.

    Honestly, I usually love that about myself- I think. It makes me extremely loyal, but other times it’s really exhausting. I feel heavy a lot. The world can go from full of color to black & white at the snap of finger.

    Hear me, Feelings are ok- to feel deeply is ok.

    But this is something I have to repeat to myself quite frequently. It doesn’t come natural. I’m always trying to “logic” my feelings away, like they aren’t valid to be there.

    I’ve never felt confident in why God gave me the empathy I have because sometimes it feels like more of a burden. To feel the weight of things I cannot control. To feel the weight of what others are experiencing that has nothing to do with me. To lose sleep because my mind can’t turn off from the concern I have about my friends or the stranger I met last week.

    Do you ever have so many feelings & emotions that they all cancel each other out & you feel nothing? A numbness of sorts

    That’s the space I’m in right now.

    This story doesn’t have an ending, I haven’t had some “a-ha” moment or big revelation yet, but I have progress. I’m not sure what that looks like. I’m not sure who I will invite in, but I promise I’m working on it & things will be ok.

    Maybe the numbness I feel is God protecting my heart right now? Maybe He’s preparing my heart? Honestly, I have no clue. I have no philosophical idea. But here’s what I know for certain.

    Feelings are messy. Emotions can be messy. But feelings are ok.

    God embraces my messy. He encourages me to navigate my feelings. He created me to care deeply for a purpose.

    If you’re going through a moment in life that you feel that way too, I hear you. I see you. we can work through our stuff together.”

    Words: @marykellan

    • “Feelings are ok.

      I’m deeply emotional. I feel things so deeply & intimately for myself, for the people in my life & also strangers.

      My empathy runs so deep that I cry hearing peoples’ stories, cringe during awkward moments on tv, feel knots in my stomach over things that have nothing to do with me, & lose sleep because of a bad day someone else had. I just care. I can’t help it.

      Honestly, I usually love that about myself- I think. It makes me extremely loyal, but other times it’s really exhausting. I feel heavy a lot. The world can go from full of color to black & white at the snap of finger.

      Hear me, Feelings are ok- to feel deeply is ok.

      But this is something I have to repeat to myself quite frequently. It doesn’t come natural. I’m always trying to “logic” my feelings away, like they aren’t valid to be there.

      I’ve never felt confident in why God gave me the empathy I have because sometimes it feels like more of a burden. To feel the weight of things I cannot control. To feel the weight of what others are experiencing that has nothing to do with me. To lose sleep because my mind can’t turn off from the concern I have about my friends or the stranger I met last week.

      Do you ever have so many feelings & emotions that they all cancel each other out & you feel nothing? A numbness of sorts

      That’s the space I’m in right now.

      This story doesn’t have an ending, I haven’t had some “a-ha” moment or big revelation yet, but I have progress. I’m not sure what that looks like. I’m not sure who I will invite in, but I promise I’m working on it & things will be ok.

      Maybe the numbness I feel is God protecting my heart right now? Maybe He’s preparing my heart? Honestly, I have no clue. I have no philosophical idea. But here’s what I know for certain.

      Feelings are messy. Emotions can be messy. But feelings are ok.

      God embraces my messy. He encourages me to navigate my feelings. He created me to care deeply for a purpose.

      If you’re going through a moment in life that you feel that way too, I hear you. I see you. we can work through our stuff together.”

      Words: @marykellan


    • Friends, let your story and experiences serve as a reminder that there is an up, coming.

      We may not know the details of the down you’re feeling from yesterday, today, or maybe tomorrow, but things will get better! You will get through this just like you have before.

      Remember:
      You are strong. You are resilient. You are brave. You are valued. You are so loved.

    • We wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for our SWL Family. WE LOVE YOU.💛☺️


    • Hey ____, we have a So Worth Loving ⁣⁣⁣Fashion⁣ Questionnaire⁣:
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      This or that:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
      ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
      1) Black tee or white tee?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
      (insert any other color choice in comments)

      2) Long sleeve or short sleeve?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
      ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
      3) Sweatpants or shorts?⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

      4) Gold, silver, or rose gold?
      ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
      We want to hear your thoughts.. Which do you like better? 🕶️

    • Your ability to not make a mistake does not equate worthiness.

      What mistake keeps playing in your mind? What shame is holding you down? Your mistakes do not make you less worthy to be fought for, loved, pursued, valued, and known.

      You are worth the heart work, you are worth the forgiveness, you have value.


    • Fill in the blank, “My win for the day is_____”

      Do you ever have a day that honestly is just not the day? You don’t want to get out of bed. You don’t want to text that person back. You don’t feel like doing work or school. Everything just kind of feels like meh.

      For some people that’s everyday. For some it’s frequent. For some it’s sometimes. For some it’s rarely ever. But even if that was or wasn’t you today, there’s still a win from the day.

      It can be big or small. But a win is a win and we should celebrate that.
      If you got out of bed today, that’s a win. If you needed 2 cups of coffee today, that second cup is a win. If you needed some alone time, that space is a win. If you gave someone a hug, that’s a win for both of you.

      Share with us what your win today has been, we want to celebrate with you!

    • Maybe you’ve had a tough day, a tough week, or a tough year but remember there is joy to be found even in the darkness.

      There is love to be received and grace to be given. You are worth loving.

      Tag someone that needs this reminder.

      PS should we bring these key chains back?!

    • If you allow it, your story will be an offering to help bring someone through their lowest moments.

      Being vulnerable and honest with our struggles and our past hurts can be hard. It can feel uncomfortable to expose what you’ve walked through, but you never know the impact of opening up to people can have.

      Your story matters and it is a pending gift for someone else to receive that may have navigated similar situations.

      Being vulnerable takes courage. Courage that you have deep down in your bones.

      Who is one person in your life that needs the gift of your story?

    • Love you. Love people. What does it mean to you?

      #loveyoulovepeople #soworthloving

    • Feelings are indicators. They tell us what is going on inside… and sometimes our body will physically tell us before our mind wants to.

      Take a pen to paper and journal some of your feelings. Get real honest with them and then be gracious to yourself.

      Feelings are ok. It’s just what we do with them… share them with a close friend.

      Lastly, remember feelings aren’t always true… so be gentle with accepting some of them as truth.

    • It’s not uncommon…

      Anxiety is not uncommon

      Depression is not uncommon

      Struggling with body image is not uncommon

      You are not alone.

      Don’t suffer in silence, reach out to that friend, write it out in your journal, embrace the hugs your community offers.

    • Peace comes when we are most accepting of the moments given to us — and we know Who is in all of them. ✨

      If you need peace today, I have a few steps that can help you not only feel it, but accept it.

      1. Write every thought down. Journaling is very grounding and helps me sort out thoughts I can never really express in a healthy way.

      2. Pray/meditate on God’s word/words. Often times we try to hear what God is saying in this season when we need that immediate dose of peace, but what He’s already said in His word is quite often what we’ve been needing the most. The Bible has been my greatest source of peace. 🙏🏼

      3. Choose gratitude right now, in this moment. We really do have more than enough when you take a closer look at your life. Peace will come when you realize that, promise. ✨

      Words and art by @mytrueworth

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